This will be our 19th Year in Costa Rica!

April 21st-28th, 2018

Join Jimmy, and his senior Barkan Method Staff, to experience a blissful, rejuvenating vacation of yoga at Pura Vida Spa – a private, gated, 8-acre mountainside estate in Costa Rica’s Alajuela province.  Pura Vida Retreat and Spa is considered by some as the Wellness & Yoga destination of choice outside the United States.  Advance your yoga practice to the next level while exploring the delights of Costa Rica, a country which is renowned for its beauty. Or relax and ease your worries with a yoga retreat where classes are offered but optional.  Prices start at $1605 and include yoga, housing, meals and airport transfer.

Teaching yoga teachers is something we can not take for granted. It is a responsibility that can not be taken lightly. There are too many teacher trainings programs out today lead by instructors with limited experience. This is what sets The Barkan Method apart. Jimmy has been practicing since 1980, was the only teacher allowed to certify Bikram Yoga Teachers besides Bikram! Jimmy started his own style of Hot Yoga called The Barkan Method back in 2002 and began his very own teacher training program after 22 years of teaching! Barkan has lead over 30 Level I and over 25 Level II/III teacher trainings with well over 1500 graduates who are now teaching all across the world. There are Barkan Method teachers and studios in: Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Thailand, Hungary, Vienna, Switzerland, France, England, Iceland, Greenland, Norway, South America, Costa Rica and of course the United States!

Yoga Retreat


Package #1

Join Jimmy and his senior staff for a magical yoga vacation! Open to everyone. Many come on their own, with a spouse, family and friends. All Yoga classes and evening sessions are available to those on retreat and optional.

Enjoy delicious meals prepared by chefs using the most fresh and healthy ingredients.  Indulge in exotic spa treatments. Spend time reading & meditating by the pool.  Relax with the nature of Pura Vida.  Explore and reconnect with yourself & others.

Register Today for the Costa Rica Yoga Retreat, Call 954-563-0488

Teacher Training


Package #2

Hot Yoga Teacher Training Level II and III.  For Certified Yoga Teachers or those with an Advanced Practice only.  Receive Hands-On instruction from Jimmy who has been certifying teachers since 1986!  His experience and expertise is unparalleled.  Be reminded of why you fell in love with hot yoga in the first place!

  • Gain Certification to Teach Jimmy’s New Hot Vinyasa
  • Practice Advanced Hot Yoga Postures
  • Learn Hands-On Techniques

Register Today for the Level II and III Teacher Training

Apply Now

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